What are the delivery times?
To process your transfer, we need to receive your payment first. If you pay with a bank transfer in the UK, it can take up to 1 working day for your payment to reach Azimo’s account. For other European countries, it can take up to 2 workings days. Payments done by card are a much faster option, as they only take a few minutes to reach our account.
Once we have received your payment, we will immediately process your transfer and notify you via email and push notification. The delivery time will then depend on the delivery method you choose:
- Direct to bank transfers are usually processed in 2 hours
- Cash pick-up transfers are available in 1 hour
- SWIFT transfers are usually delivered within 1 working day
Please note that it may take longer to process the transfer on the weekend and public holidays.
Cash pick-up transfers to MCB after 10am (local time in Pakistan) will be available the next working day.
What are the minimum and maximum amounts per transfer?
The minimum and maximum amounts vary depending on which delivery method you choose.
For bank transfers, the minimum sending amount is 10 GBP and the maximum is 3,000 GBP. For Cash pick-up, the maximum amount is 1,500 GBP.
If you need to send higher amounts to the Philippines, we might request additional details from you to process the transfer. This is a standard security check, in accordance with the Know Your Customer (KYC) policy, which is used across the EU and UK to ensure the safety of all money transfers.
Please note that some recipient’s banks have a limit set on how much they can receive, so double check with them before sending.
Where can my recipient pick up my transfer?
Your recipient can pick up the money at any branch of the following banks:
- Allied Bank
- Askari Bank
- Bank of Punjab
- Dubai Islamic Bank Pakistan
- JS Bank
- Meezan Bank
- UBL (United Bank Limited)
- Wallstreet Exchange Co.
Please note that Cash pick-up transfers can only be collected by native Pakistani residents with a valid Pakistani ID.
Do you process transfers to Pakistan during the weekends?
Cash pick-up transfers can be processed on the weekends in local bank branches that are open.
Please note that to process your transfer, we need to first receive your payment. If you’d like to send money for Cash pick-up on the weekend, we recommend paying with your card as it only take a few minutes to reach our account.
If you make a payment with a bank transfer, it might not be available on the weekend since most banks in the UK/Eurozone don’t process payments on weekends.
Can I make a transfer to a company?
You can send money to a company account in Pakistan, both with local direct to bank transfers, or with a SWIFT payment to accounts in USD.
Please remember to select the correct type of account when creating your new recipient on your Azimo account.
Which banks in Pakistan do you send money to?
We work with a large amount of local banks in Thailand, including: Allied Bank, HBL, MCB, NBP, Standard Chartered and UBL.
Important information to note
When you’re sending money to Pakistan, please make sure of the following:
- that the account you’re sending to is able to receive Pakistani rupee
- or USD/EUR if you’re sending with a SWIFT transfer
- that the account is active and not closed
- that there are no restrictions on the amount received by your recipient, as some banks may have a limit